7 December 2018, last updated.

Here’s the P2P bus schedule and fares for the following routes: NAIA to ALABANG TOWN CENTER; STARMALL ALABANG TO NAIA (and vice versa), NUVALI TO NAIA (and vice versa), and ROBINSONS TAGAPO TO NAIA (and vice versa).

I live in Laguna, south of Manila. As much as I love being a so-called Southerner, it comes with a lot of challenges too. My work requires me to travel to different places, so I usually find myself being whisked off from one place to another. More often than not, my travels involve plane rides and episodes of rushing to and from the airport. Living in the south, you’d think it would be a lot easier for me since the airport is located in, well, the south, but that is not always the case.

For example, when getting home from the airport, there are fewer transportation options available. Taxis and Grab are expensive. Taking public transportation involves multiple transfers, which can be a hassle especially when I have heavy bags in tow. For those living in Manila, Makati, and Quezon City, there was always UBE Express, a point-to-point bus service. But for the longest time, there were no P2P routes that connected the airport directly to Alabang or Laguna. Thankfully, things finally changed! UBE Express has expanded to include Alabang and Santa Rosa, Laguna!

UBE Express is the first ‘P2P’ bus company to roll out in Metro Manila. It operates point-to-point buses that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, GPS, and CCTV. Besides lessening the amount of travel time by skipping several stops, the fleet boasts enough space for the luggage and accessibility for the physically-challenged passengers.

UBE Express Pickup and Drop Off Points

  • NAIA Terminal 1: Arrival area
  • NAIA Terminal 2: Arrival area, Bay 17
  • NAIA Terminal 3: Arrival area, Bay 10 Arrival area
  • NAIA Terminal 4: Drop-off only

Note that the bus will stop NOT in the above order. As the biggest and busiest, Terminal 3 is often the first and last stop. They then pass by the other terminals very quickly. Terminal 4 is a drop off stop only. If you’re coming from Terminal 4, you must first make your way to Terminal 3.


If you want a quick reference for the schedule of P2P buses leaving Terminal 3, bound for Alabang or Santa Rosa Laguna, here’s a photo Yoshke took at the UBE Express booth on November 26, 2018.


NAIA to ALABANG TOWN CENTER or SOUTH PARK BUS STATION

Pick-up and Drop-off point: Alabang Town Center. It also drops off at South Park Bus Station, but I have yet to confirm if it’s also a pick up spot.

Fare: P110

Here’s the schedule for NAIA-to-ALABANG route. These are the dispatch times from NAIA Terminal 3.

  • 4:30 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 3:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Source: We saw it ourselves at the UBE Express Booth at NAIA Terminal 3.

I’m still trying to secure a copy of the schedule for the ALABANG-to-NAIA route.


NAIA to STARMALL ALABANG

Fare: P110

Below is the schedule for NAIA-to-STARMALL ALABANG route. These are the departure times from NAIA Terminal 3.

  • 4:00 am
  • 7:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • 10:00 pm

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Source: We saw it ourselves at the UBE Express Booth at NAIA Terminal 3.


STARMALL ALABANG to NAIA

Fare: P110

If you’re coming from Starmall Alabang, here are the dispatch times of buses bound for NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  • 2:30 am
  • 5:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 8:30 pm
  • 11:30 pm

Last updated: November 18, 2018

Source: This photo of the timetable posted at Starmall Alabang


NAIA to NUVALI

Fare: P190

Below is the schedule for NAIA-to-SOLENAD NUVALI route. The final stop is at Solenad Mall in Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna. These are the departure times from NAIA Terminal 3.

  • 3:30 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 10:30 pm

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Source: Updated tarp at UBE Express booth at NAIA 3. We saw it and took the photo ourselves.


NUVALI to NAIA

Fare: P190

Below is the schedule of P2P buses at SOLENAD NUVALI bound for NAIA. This will make a stop at NAIA Terminals
1, 2, 3 and 4.

  • 2:00 am
  • 5:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 3:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm

Last updated: November 30, 2018

Source: Timetable posted at UBE Express stop at Nuvali Transport Center. Saw it ourselves.


NAIA to ROBINSONS SANTA ROSA (TAGAPO)

Fare: P190

Below is the schedule for NAIA-to-ROBINSONS TAGAPO route. These are the departure times from NAIA Terminal 3.

  • 4:30 am
  • 9:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm
  • 12:00 mn

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Source: Tarpaulin displayed at UBE Express booth at NAIA Terminal 3. Saw it ourselves.


ROBINSONS TAGAPO TO NAIA

Fare: P190

Here is the schedule for ROBINSONS TAGAPO-to-NAIA route. These are the dispatch times from Robinsons Place Tagapo.

  • 3:00 am
  • 6:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 4:30 pm
  • 10:00 pm

Last updated: November 26, 2018

Source: Timetable posted at Robinsons Tagapo.


Important Reminders

  • Allow some lead time, especially if you have a flight to catch. This is Metro Manila. Every schedule is tentative and you’ll never know what’s going to happen on the road. Be at the airport at least 2 hours before a domestic flight or 3 hours for international.
  • Do not try to alight other than the designated stops. These buses WILL NOT stop to pick up or drop off passengers elsewhere.
  • Don’t expect the buses to arrive or leave on time. There are many factors affecting it. Traffic conditions make it hard to stick to the timetable. TripAdvisor also has records of complaints about long waits and deviation from the schedule. They also seem to not follow the schedule strictly.
  • Schedule may change without prior notice. They seem to make changes to the schedule every now and then but don’t update their online channels. If you want to be sure, call their office directly.
  • This post was last updated in November 2018. Always contact UBE Express before your trip or download their Android app to get their latest timetable. The app is down as of this writing though.

This post is a work in progress. We’ll be updating this as we get more information. If you have something to add to this post, let us know in the comments section below.



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Asta is the Managing Editor at PhilippineBeaches.org and a regular contributor to The Poor Traveler. She's also a mountaineer, production designer, and cineaste.
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Comments

  1. Jhun Cruz says:

    Nuvali is not in Tagapo nor in Balibago Complex. It is in Nuvali along Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road.

  2. Melba V Tutor says:

    Hi. I couldn’t find the NAIA-Sta Rosa route in the UBE website. Is this route now operational? Thanks

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Hi Melba, yep, it’s been operational since November 8.

      Their website hasn’t been updated in a loooong time.

  3. Danny Tanael says:

    What about extending UBE Services up to Calamba? UBE Bus may travel directly to Calamba, to San Pedro tollways and or South Woods tollway to drop and collect passengers from Calamba, Cabuyao, Sta. Rosa, Binan, Pacita Complex in San Padro Laguna, Bus may exit to Southwoods and or San Pedro Tollgate? Or vice versa by entering San Pedro tollgate passing the old national Highway to the same drop/pick-up points to Calamba and then exit to Calamba tollgate directly to the NAIA…

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      That’s a great idea. Helpful din yan sa mga taga-Batangas kasi it’s easy to get to Batangas from Calamba. Sana magkaroon in the future.

  4. Michael L says:

    IN regards to the Robinsons, Tagapo to NAIA service schedule, there is a signboard posted where the bus would stop, out front of the Robinsons closer to the Shell Gasoline station. I saw it today as I passed in a jeep. From the looks of things it has a schedule posted but as I’m only passing by I couldn’t see the figures.

    • Yoshke Dimen says:

      Thanks for sharing, Michael. We’ll try to visit the sites soon to get the data nung papuntang airport. Di pa lang makahanap ng time.

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